Sands to offer free kickoff jazz concert

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When the doors to the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem open May 22, visitors will find not only slots and foods but also two clubs offering entertainment seven days a week, day and night.
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Bill Kearney - Philly

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May 15, 2009
 
There are many of you that dont want to address the social ill-effects that casino gambling brings to your community, but what about the economic ill-effects that comes from this so-called entertainment venue? Now you tell me how those of you who have a liquor, food and entertainment licenses are going to be able to compete with a casino that is going to be open 24/7, where SMOKING allowed, while half dressed cocktail waitresses serve FREE BOOZE to casino gamblers who are justifying their losses from the COMPS they’re receiving for food and entertainment venues. And don’t think for a minute that you other merchants won’t feel the pain when the QUICKSANDS FLEECINO takes in $500,000,000 annually. Even if it is just half of those dollars coming out of Bethlehem and the surrounding communities that’s a BIG number,$250,000,000. Now let see, by 2012 we will have the Sands here in Bethlehem taking in half a BILLION in Pennsylvanians LOSSES, Bensalems Philly Park another half a BILLION, Foxwoods and Sugar House in Philly possibly a cool BILLION, Harrahs in Chester half a BILLION, and the MINI casino in Valley Forge doing a couple hundred thousand. Now let say that a quarter of those revenues are coming from are boarding states which I would find strange considering they also have casinos, but even with, the number still hits TWO BILLION DOLLARS a year coming out of the local economies of Chester, Philly, Montgomery, Bucks and Northampton County.

You can help make it an even playing field for those who have businesses that are now unarmed when competing with the casino comps and at the same time save individuals and families from being destroyed by a compulsive casino addiction. All you have to do is contact your state legislator and tell them you support (HB 553) and (SB 734) this legislation will make our BILLION DOLLAR casino operators mail their patrons monthly statements, showing their money and time spent gambling? This would enable not only the gamblers but also their family members to spot a loved one's gambling problem before it gets out of hand.

Open these links to learn more.

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jones

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May 15, 2009
 
If people have the kind of money thats expected out of this area and surrounding communities the Sands will be draining it over a shorter period of time and the stuffed mattresses aren't going to be emptied by any locals to give Adelson his make up losses.

Sands anounced two days ago they expect to lay off 3 or 4 thousand workers in his three Hong Cong(Macau)Casino's.
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May 15, 2009
 
Bill Kearney - Philly wrote:
There are many of you that dont want to address the social ill-effects that casino gambling brings to your community, but what about the economic ill-effects that comes from this so-called entertainment venue? Now you tell me how those of you who have a liquor, food and entertainment licenses are going to be able to compete with a casino that is going to be open 24/7, where SMOKING allowed, while half dressed cocktail waitresses serve FREE BOOZE to casino gamblers who are justifying their losses from the COMPS they’re receiving for food and entertainment venues. And don’t think for a minute that you other merchants won’t feel the pain when the QUICKSANDS FLEECINO takes in $500,000,000 annually. Even if it is just half of those dollars coming out of Bethlehem and the surrounding communities that’s a BIG number,$250,000,000. Now let see, by 2012 we will have the Sands here in Bethlehem taking in half a BILLION in Pennsylvanians LOSSES, Bensalems Philly Park another half a BILLION, Foxwoods and Sugar House in Philly possibly a cool BILLION, Harrahs in Chester half a BILLION, and the MINI casino in Valley Forge doing a couple hundred thousand. Now let say that a quarter of those revenues are coming from are boarding states which I would find strange considering they also have casinos, but even with, the number still hits TWO BILLION DOLLARS a year coming out of the local economies of Chester, Philly, Montgomery, Bucks and Northampton County.
You can help make it an even playing field for those who have businesses that are now unarmed when competing with the casino comps and at the same time save individuals and families from being destroyed by a compulsive casino addiction. All you have to do is contact your state legislator and tell them you support (HB 553) and (SB 734) this legislation will make our BILLION DOLLAR casino operators mail their patrons monthly statements, showing their money and time spent gambling? This would enable not only the gamblers but also their family members to spot a loved one's gambling problem before it gets out of hand.
Open these links to learn more.
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm...
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Bz2VT5Ky7KwXX
There is no free booze in PA, Rendell wants the taxes so high that they can't offer it.
Bill Kearney - Philly

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May 15, 2009
 
Only a few of Pa. casinos opted not to serve free BOOZE.

Rendell OKs free drinks in casinos
But Rendell says proposal to legalize poker, blackjack, other table games is 'premature'
Thursday, November 30, 2006
By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau

Open this link to read more.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06334/742414-3...
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May 15, 2009
 
Bill Kearney - Philly wrote:
Only a few of Pa. casinos opted not to serve free BOOZE.
Rendell OKs free drinks in casinos
But Rendell says proposal to legalize poker, blackjack, other table games is 'premature'
Thursday, November 30, 2006
By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau
Open this link to read more.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06334/742414-3...
The reason they do not offer the free alcohol is because of the taxation involved. It is much higher in PA than Jersey.
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May 15, 2009
 
The taxation is to the casinos. Sorry should have written that.
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May 17, 2009
 
Will the Sands be offering entertainment with some flavor, culture???? There really aren't a whole lot of places in the valley where adults can relax and here some really good Jazz or even some nice R&B. By the line up posted on the site it doesn't look like any flavor or culture will be at the Sands in the near future. What is Kirk and the Jerks or UUU anyway???? Why not have some like an Esperanza Spalding??? I really hope it's not a snotty preppy stuffy crowd or something for the older business class types. I can get that anyway in the valley that's why I don't go out.
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May 17, 2009
 
This is exciting! I hope the Sands will continue to offer top notch Jazz and R&B acts.
abe vigoda

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May 23, 2009
 
my wife and I went to the first preview day. She got a free drink, the waitress didn't even pause for a tip.

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